Have a look below at some organisations who run programmes to promote STEM engagement to secondary school students. These companies provide services like career talks, workshops, competitions and lots more!

AbbVie is a global research-based biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and delivering a stream of innovative medicines. Their goal is to help patients to live healthier lives and the company was recently recognised as the No.1 Best Place to Work in Ireland.

AbbVie has more than 700 employees spread across five sites in Ireland. Alongside, three manufacturing facilities in Sligo and Cork, two offices in Dublin serve the needs of our commercial and operations activities.


ADAPT is Ireland’s global centre of excellence for digital content. Recently awarded €50 million in additional funding, it is a world-leading multi-institutional research centre. It combines the expertise of researchers at four universities with that of industry partners to produce ground-breaking innovation in digital content that is revolutionising the way people interact with content, systems and each other.


AMBER is at the forefront of translating leading science into new discoveries and devices for the ICT, medical devices, pharmaceutical and industrial technology sectors. AMBER provides a partnership between world-class materials science researchers and industry.


APC is a gastrointestinal health research institute exploring the role microbes (microbiome) play in health and disease. The microbiome is a target for treatment and prevention of disease, and a source of functional food ingredients, new drugs and disease biomarkers.


80% of agri-food companies are in rural Ireland; thus, the bioeconomy will be a key driver to stimulate rural and agricultural redevelopment. BEACON addresses multiple scientific, technological and social challenges to convert this vision into reality.

Their vision is to have all businesses in Ireland responsible and sustainable. Their mission is to harness the power of Irish business to maximise its positive impact on all its stakeholders and society.


Code First: Girls is a not for profit social enterprise. Since 2013they’ve delivered £4.2 million worth of free education to young women across the UK and Ireland. They have one purpose – to increase the number of women in tech. They do this to help address the gender imbalance in the tech industry, where women currently only represent about 17% of the workforce.


CONFIRM aims to transform Ireland’s manufacturing industry to become a world-leader in smart manufacturing. The manufacturing sector is the second largest employer in Ireland and accounts for €110 billion in exports. Smart manufacturing optimises production systems, adding intelligence and enhanced information technology.


CONNECT is the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications. Its mission is to research and develop innovative solutions for the communications challenges facing society today. The Internet of Things, 5G networks and new broadband architectures are the Centre’s main areas of focus.
CÚRAM aims to radically improve health outcomes for patients by developing ‘smart’ medical devices and implants. It develops these devices through collaborations with industry partners and hospital groups to enable their rapid translation to clinics.

Connecting Women in Technology (CWIT) is a voluntary network of leading companies in the technology sector in Ireland with a common shared goal to attract, retain and promote women in technology careers. We host and participate in a range of networking events for our member companies and collaborate with our partners to deliver impactful programmes to schools and colleges. We want to encourage more young people to study and pursue careers related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). Some of our key programmes include delivering Digital Futures programme to schools, mentoring at after school programmes organised by Teen Turn and collaborating with DCU on STEM Teacher Internship programme. For further information please visit www.cwit.ie. 

FutureNeuro is focused on addressing the socio-economic burden caused by chronic and rare neurological diseases. In an internationally unique manner, FutureNeuro links innovative neurotherapeutics development with genomic and biomarker-based patient stratification, a national eHealth infrastructure and a nationwide clinical network.
The Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG) brings together Ireland’s leading geoscience experts to work on developing safe and secure groundwater supplies, discovering mineral and aggregate deposits, de-risking oil and gas exploration, and educating and informing the public on geoscience-related issues.
I- Form will enhance processing efficiency for Irish manufacturing, allowing the production of highly customised 3-D printed components exhibiting superior performance. This will be achieved through the efficient use of advanced process monitoring, incorporating embedded sensors and process control in the entire value chain from “powder to final product”.

INFANT is Ireland’s first dedicated perinatal research centre. The centre’s mission is to make pregnancy safer and to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies worldwide. Their multi-disciplinary collaborative research and an array of industry partnerships make INFANT an international leader of discovery and innovation in perinatal healthcare.

Insight is one of the biggest data analytics centres in Europe. It undertakes high-impact research, seeks to derive value from Big Data and provides innovative technology solutions for industry and society by enabling better decision-making.
Intel fund and manage lots of initiatives to offer STEM experiences to secondary school students, such as science fairs, competitions and career talks.


IPIC brings together more than 150 researchers from four institutes to develop new light-enabled technologies. Photonics is the generation, manipulation and use of light. It is a key enabling technology that underpins the internet and drives growth in diverse industries such as the ICT and MedTech sectors, as well as industrial technology which includes both manufacturing and environmental monitoring.
Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) encourages young people to remain in education and helps them develop the skills they need to succeed in a changing world. JAI is part of a worldwide organisation bringing entrepreneurship education to over 10 million young people each year. It was established in Ireland in 1996 and since then has built up a strong demand from schools throughout the country and created successful partnerships with 160 leading organisations.


Teen-Turn aims to influence course decision-making processes, inform participants on education and career options, and combat stereotypes by strategically changing how girls identify with technology career environments through work placements and after school activities.


Lero brings together leading software teams from universities and institutes of technology in a co-ordinated centre of research excellence with a strong industry focus.
MaREI is the marine and renewable energy research and development Centre supported by Science Foundation Ireland. It combines the expertise of a wide range of research groups and industry partners, with the shared mission of solving the main scientific, technical and socio-economic challenges across the marine and renewable energy sectors.

Through immersive teaching and learning experiences, DreamSpace at Microsoft Ireland will inspire students and teachers to see how technology can enhance education in exciting new ways, helping them to realise the full potential of what they can achieve.


Pfizer is the first pharmaceutical company in Ireland to be awarded the Business Working Responsibly Mark by Business in the Community Ireland. The achievement recognizes Pfizer’s commitment and actions towards creating responsible and sustainable business practices which have a positive impact on society.


The Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC), a global hub of pharmaceutical process innovation and advanced manufacturing, funded by Science Foundation Ireland and industry, is a unique collaboration between 24 industry partners, nine research performing organisations, and 12 international academic collaborators.

STEAM Education is an award-winning provider of STEM and Arts -in-a-Box programmes for upper primary schools, supported by STEM companies. Their 10 week programmes (including Science-in-a-Box, Engineering-in-a-Box, Tech-in-a-Box) are co-taught in upper primary schools by scientists, engineers, technologists from industry and academia, with the primary school teachers. All hands-on, fun, engaging, activity based learning! Join their STEAM community!

More info here: www.steam-ed.ie

Science in a Box on RTE news2day

Award winning STEAM Education

In 2017 Trend Micro’s CEO, Eva Chen, established the Trend Micro Initiative for Education to strengthen their efforts on user awareness and digital safety education. The parent initiative supports 3 digital safety outreach programs:

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